Answer each of the following questions true, false, or sometimes.
1. I view obstacles as challenges to overcome.
2. When working on a project that intrigues me, I lose track of time.
3. I am goal-oriented.
4. I rarely make the same mistake twice.
5. If I say I'm going to do something, it gets done.
6. Success is important to me.
7. I'm often the one to come up with new ideas or new ways to do things.
8. Change doesn't bother me.
9. I like learning new things -- even things I see no immediate use for.
10. I trust my intuition.
11. When told something is impossible, it makes me want to try even harder.
12. I'll work doggedly on a problem until it's solved.
13. I take calculated risks.
14. I don't suffer from analysis paralysis.
15. I like to travel to new and exotic places.
16. I bounce back quickly from setbacks.
17. I'm self-confident.
18. I see the glass as half-full.
19. I view mistakes as inevitable.
20. I'm willing to give up security in the present for possible long-term rewards.
21. I prefer to travel the road less taken.
22. I make decisions based on having enough information, not all the information.
23. I enjoy working independently.
24. I like to lead projects and people.
25. Persistent is my middle name.
3 is for True answer
2 for each Sometimes answer
0 for each False answer
You not only can but should have your own business. Start thinking about and planning for what you would most love to be doing with your life.
There's definite potential, but take a look at those areas where you answered false or sometimes and focus on what you need to do to ensure success.
The desire is there, but the skill level may not be. You're going to have to push yourself in areas outside your comfort zone or perhaps partner with others who can complement your natural skills.
Unless you have some overwhelming desire to start your own enterprise or can contribute to an entrepreneurship in a narrowly defined area of expertise, you may be better off employed by someone else.
|Excerpted from See Jane Lead by Lois P Frankel. Copyright 2007 by Lois P Frankel. Excerpted by permission of Warner Business Book. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.|